As our regular 680News.com series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.
Sept. 27-29, 2013
Life in the Universe: University of Toronto’s inaugural science festival will feature keynote talks by luminaries such as Canadian astronaut Julie Payette, a contest that offers you the chance to send your very own message into space and screenings of space movies, such as Gravity, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, which premiered at TIFF earlier this month. U of T downtown campus. Friday to Sunday. Various prices.
David Bowie is: The Art Gallery of Ontario has been hitting it out of the park, bringing the work of internationally renowned contemporary artist Ai Weiwei to Toronto and now hosting the North American debut of David Bowie is, a retrospective covering the musician’s influence on music and fashion over the years. There will also be an opening party on Friday evening in Walker Court. AGO. Until Nov. 27. $21.50-$30.
Pianothon: Go see Toronto composer and pianist Frank Horvat play the piano for 20 straight hours beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday to help raise $10,000 for Lakeshore Arts, which provides arts programming to kids in south Etobicoke. You can watch him in person or online. Musical guests including a flutist and two violionists will join him at various times. Friday, beginning at 1 p.m. 2422 Lake Shore Blvd. W. Free. Click here to donate.
Bollywood Star auditions: Triple-threat hopefuls who can sing, dance and act will be vying for a role in a Bollywood film for the Bollywood Star docu-series. The all-Canadian judging panel of filmmaker Richie Mehta and actors Anita Majumdar and Rupinder Nagra will be in Toronto searching for the next Bollywood Star on Saturday during auditions. Toronto Congress Centre. 650 Dixon Rd. Saturday. Pre-registration: 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Free.
Soupalicious: More than 30 restaurants will be ladling soup as part of the Plant a Row, Grow a Row program that encourages gardeners to donate their extra produce to the needy. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Advance tickets: $5-12. Family pass for four: $30. At the door: $10-$20.